Phase one consists of a country by country situational analysis using the ADB’s Digital EReadiness Framework (DERF) and a diagnosis of the state of play of EdTech in four participating countries. The results and findings are disseminated via country-based and regional workshops. These workshops provide opportunities to explore different ideas for the most suitable EdTech interventions from the TIESEA project.
Phase two consists of the design of the intervention, the experimental methodology and research design, and the implementation of the pilots in the four countries.
Phase three is taken up with the monitoring and evaluation of the pilot studies as they are proceeding, coupled with capacity-building for EdTech development with policymakers and practitioners country by country – what is working ? what are the emerging findings from the TIESEA pilot studies ? what are the emerging international trends ? how will these impact future planning ?
Phase four is represented by the reporting of the results and findings from four country pilot interventions, and proposals for EdTech policy roadmaps that are appropriate and actionable in each country. A major regional conference will be held in the autumn of 2023 to share the findings to a wide audience of government officials and policymakers.
Having spent the past four years supporting the EdTech component on an ADB project in Cambodia, Michael is delighted to have the opportunity to share his expertise and discover new technology opportunities in the region. He has more than 30 years of experience leading education development projects in Europe, Central and South East Asia, and the Middle East. As schools have begun to reopen in the wake of the Covid crisis, he is advising governments on technology-enabled innovation and the reimagining of the role of technology in schooling and vocational training in Armenia, Tajikistan, and Sri Lanka.
Dr. Deborah Wyburn has a PhD in Education (USQ), Masters in Evaluation (University of Melbourne), Masters in IT (UNE), Graduate Diploma in IT (Deakin University), and a Bachelor of Education (Honours) (James Cook University). She gained more than twenty-five years of experience in international development across South-East Asia, South Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. Dr. Wyburn demonstrates more than ten years of experience in project monitoring and evaluations including cost-effectiveness evaluations and impact evaluations. She has a wide experience in establishing national database and management information systems (MIS) and using a variety of mobile and paper-based data collection approaches for project monitoring.
Mr. John Denny (Tim) is a senior technical advisor on a wide range of education issues supporting mainly developing countries throughout Asia and Africa. He is currently supporting the Asian Development Bank and the EU on research toward country situation analysis on education technologies. Tim started his career in higher education management, then went on to a successful teaching career where he served as a professor in universities in Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the USA. In 2005 he changed focus to become an advisor to governments on education issues and since that time has supported the development of secondary and higher education policy/plans, ICT for education guidelines, and national education sector analysis. He has held a passion for education technologies throughout his career and is currently focusing on assisting private sector upstarts, NGOs and through consultancy work to revise education systems in preparation for the “forth industrial revolution” which will see a focus on outcomes rather than inputs.
Dr. Uys has more than 25 years of experience in digital and remote learning in the tertiary and higher education sector in the African-Caribbean-Pacific and South/East Asia regions. He holds a PhD in Communication and Education (Victoria University, New Zealand), an Advanced Diploma in Tertiary Teaching (Massey University, New Zealand), and a Graduate Certificate in University Leadership and Management (Charles Sturt University, Australia). For ten years, he was the Director of the Learning Technologies at Charles Sturt University, Australia, where he was responsible for the evaluation and introduction of new educational technologies. In 2020 he remotely facilitated for Commonwealth of Learning the benchmarking of Technology-Enabled Learning at University Malaysia Sabah. Philip has an outstanding experience in EdTech in various countries among which we mention East-Asia general including Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Viet Nam.
Professor Stephen Heppell is one of the founding fathers of computers in education. He was a leader of the UK government's Microelectronics Education Programme MEP) in the early 1980s. On the strength of the extensive technical expertise that he brought to this innovatory initiative, he founded Ultralab at Anglia Polytechnic University in 1984, which quickly became, and remains to this day, one of the most respected Research Centres for eLearning in Europe. As an early promoter of multimedia in education, he led research teams in software design for Apple Computer's Renaissance Project in 1990. Stephen's long track record of supporting children in making, creating, and programming with their computers, rather than just using them, has led to a string of constructivist projects. In recognition of his many projects, which have cemented his international reputation as an EdTech visionary, he is the holder of many prestigious awards for his lifetime services to technology in education. Professor Heppell has worked all around the world and also in Asia Region.
Ms. MEAS Chanthavy is of Cambodian Nationality and has served more than 20 years in the development sector and has expertise in Women’s Economic Empowerment, Social Entrepreneurship, Livelihood, and Gender. Ms. Chanthavy holds a Master of Rural Development and Project Management and a Bachelor’s in accounting in Cambodia. She has extensive experience in both the private sector, local, international NGOs, and UN agencies including program design, management, implementation, assessments, and reporting. During the last 7 years with the UN and other international development agency, Ms. Chanthavy has focused on Gender Equality Promotion and Empowerment of women. She has worked as a Gender Specialist for many development projects including Asian Development Bank (ADB) and EU-funded projects and other international donors.
Mr. Kosal Chea is a Cambodian educational development specialist with more than 20 years of experience in formal and non-formal education and child protection. He holds an M.B.A. in General Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Education and demonstrates vast expertise in providing capacity building for major stakeholders in the field of education. He also participated in numerous Southeast Asia regional conferences and workshops on education, including in Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam. He is a qualified teacher and has worked in both the formal and non-formal education sectors. He established senior leadership figure in his field and has most recently led and directed large education programs
Ms. Hanh Nguyen has over 10 years of experience working with over 200 leading publishers, content providers, and Edtech companies. She holds a MA in international relations (diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam) and she is currently the Founder and CEO of Edtech Agency (Viet Nam). She has been the Director of the Learning tree project, a non-profit educational project aiming at creating a MOOCS, where she developed MOOC translators communities across countries and establish business partnerships with MOOCs providers worldwide. Between 2012 and 2019, she worked at Alpha Books JSC, where she has been in charge of K12 Textbook Project and E-learning Project.
Graduated from Syracuse University over 30 years ago, Paulina Pannen writes and speaks in various scholarly forums, and has had a tenure as director of SEAMEO SEAMOLEC, Vice-Rector at USBI, Dean of Faculty of Education at Universitas Terbuka, chairman of task forces on the development of Indonesian MOOCs and e-learning, distance education, and higher education quality development and improvement programs under DGHE. She has also served as Senior Adviser on Academics to the MORTHE until 2019, and Interim Director for Innovation System and Secretary to the Consortium of Research and Innovation for Covid-19 at MORT/NARI until 2020. Currently, she chairs the Indonesia Cyber Education Institute under Universitas Terbuka.
Zenaida T. Domingo has several years of experience in planning, management, training, and monitoring/evaluation of educational technology development projects. Presently, she is the Advocacy and Social Mobilization Specialist of the Early Childhood Care and Development Council. Her previous work posts included being the Director of the following: UNESCO South East Asia Centre of Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development (SEA CLLSD), Education and Livelihood Skills Alliance (ELSA) of the International Youth Foundation (IYF), an implementing partner of Project EQuALLS of the USAID, Business Development Officer and Senior Training Specialist of SEAMEO-INNOTECH; Manager, Media Communications and Training Programs of the Technology and Livelihood Resource Center (TLRC) where she managed print/radio-TV production work, training, distance study, and info dissemination services; produced more than 800 thirty-minute TV episodes on entrepreneurship; Director of a World Bank distance education project, wherein she produced more 1,000 30-minute radio episodes for students and teachers